Le Mans: 40th Anniversary (1971)
Saturday 9th April 2011
Buckle up for the gritty, high-octane thrill ride, as Hollywood Legend Steve Mcqueen stars in exhilarating racing adventure Le Mans. The throttle, revving classic has been digitally re-mastered and is now available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc in honour of its 40th Anniversary on 13th June 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
The racing classic starring icon Steve McQueen (The Great Escape, Bullitt) features a breathtaking recreation of one of the toughest endurance tests on earth, France's annual 24 Hours of Le Mans car race. Forty-five international racing stars join Steve McQueen in the 1971 Golden Globe® nominated classic, highlighted by the slick engines of legendary Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s.
Returning to France to compete a year after he's been injured, American driver Michael Delaney (McQueen) finds himself drawn to the widow of a racer, who was killed in the same accident. Filmed on location in France, the film's spellbinding cinematography provides a dazzling look at the world's most extraordinary cars and the unique personalities of the people drawn to the circuit. McQueen, himself a championship racer, did most of his own driving on the harrowing 8.5 mile Le Mans course - often at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour.
The perfect gift for Father's Day, the Le Mans 40th Anniversary Edition includes a beautifully transferred feature, a making of the movie special and original theatrical trailer. So as the Le Mans race comes to an end on June 12, make sure you are able to relive this riveting classic and feel the speed of a thrilling race of a lifetime.
- Filming at Speed: The Making of the Movie "Le Mans"
- Theatrical Trailer